List of United States Senators from Indiana

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Indiana was admitted as the 19th state to the United States of America on December 11, 1816. As of 2011, a total of 48 individuals have represented Indiana in the U.S. Senate.

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Indiana are:

In the May 8, 2012 Republican Primary, Richard Mourdock defeated incumbent Richard Lugar. In the November 6, 2012 election, Joe Donnelly (D) defeated Mourdock to win election to the U.S. Senate.

Historical senators

The following individuals were elected to the U.S. Senate from Indiana.

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Indiana
Party Total
     Democratic 24
     Republican 20
     Whig 2
     Anti-Jacksonian 2
Total Senators 48
Class 2 Senators from Indiana
Senator Years Served Party
James Noble Republican 1816-1831
Robert Hanna Anti-Jacksonian 1831-1832
John Tipton Democratic 1832-1839
Albert S. White Whig 1839-1845
Jesse D. Bright Democratic 1845-1862
Joseph A. Wright Democratic 1862-1863
David Turpie Democratic 1863-1863
Thomas A. Hendricks Democratic 1863-1869
Daniel D. Pratt Republican 1869-1875
Joseph E. McDonald Democratic 1875-1881
Benjamin Harrison Republican 1881-1887
David Turpie Democratic 1887-1899
Albert J. Beveridge Republican 1899-1911
John W. Kern Democratic 1911-1917
Harry S. New Republican 1917-1923
Samuel M. Ralston Democratic 1923-1925
Arthur R. Robinson Republican 1925-1935
Sherman Minton Democratic 1935-1941
Raymond E. Willis Republican 1941-1947
William E. Jenner Republican 1947-1959
R. Vance Hartke Democratic 1959-1977
Richard G. Lugar Republican 1977-2013
Joe Donnelly Democratic 2013-Present


Class 3 Senators from Indiana
Senator Years Served Party
Waller Taylor Republican 1816-1825
William Hendricks Adams, Anti-Jacksonian 1825-1837
Oliver H. Smith Whig 1837-1843
Edward A. Hannegan Democratic 1843-1849
James Whitcomb Democratic 1849-1852
Charles W. Cathcart Democratic 1852-1853
John Pettit Democratic 1853-1855
Graham N. Fitch Democratic 1857-1861
Henry S. Lane Republican 1861-1867
Oliver H. P. T. Morton Republican 1867-1877
Daniel W. Voorhees Democratic 1877-1897
Charles W. Fairbanks Republican 1897-1905
James A. Hemenway Republican 1905-1909
Benjamin F. Shively Democratic 1909-1916
Thomas Taggart Democratic 1916-1916
James E. Watson Republican 1916-1933
Frederick Van Nuys Democratic 1933-1944
Samuel D. Jackson Democratic 1944-1944
William E. Jenner Republican 1944-1945
Homer E. Capehart Republican 1945-1963
Birch E. Bayh Democratic 1963-1981
J. Danforth Quayle Republican 1981-1989
Daniel R. Coats Republican 1989-1999
Evan Bayh Democratic 1999-2011
Daniel Coats Republican 2011-Present

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